“Malaysia, it’s truly Asia” is how the Malaysia Tourist board describes itself and we at Just Journey have to say we agree. 

This country has everything; all types of cultures, varied cuisine, wildlife, beaches, jungle… the list is endless.

The more sensible sister of neighbouring Thailand; it has the same awe-inspiring scenery, fantastic weather, friendly people and beautiful beaches, but in Malaysia you can avoid the crowds and the more developed beach resorts to find a more peaceful holiday experience.

Most journeys through Malaysia will start in the country’s capital Kuala Lumpur.  KL’s most striking feature are The Petronas Towers, and they are an awesome site at any time of the day.

There are also the night markets to explore and the Hawker Restaurants to experience.  Our secret tip would be to check out the Helipad bar which is on top of one of the highest buildings in the city.  A bar on the roof of a skyscraper, what’s not to like!

For me the island of Penang is a spectacular destination.  I have never been to a more diverse city than that of Georgetown; where Indian, Chinese, British and Malay people all live side by side.

This of course makes for some of the best foodie experiences I have ever had.  You walk for twenty minutes and you pass through the small neighbourhoods of Little India, Chinatown and Colonial Britain, all with their own unique markets and delicious food stalls.

Then you turn a corner and you’re back in Malaysia.  It is a real melting pot of cultures and a treat for all y our senses.

For honeymooners, beach lovers, and those just looking for peace and relaxation the Island of Langkawi to the north is a sensational paradise.  Long white sand beaches, excellent value five-star hotels, and turquoise water are all calling you.

It is impossible to fit all Malaysia has to offer in one small article!  Ask us about the Cameron Highlands, a beautiful rolling landscape of tea plantations and valleys, and our Borneo wild Orangutan encounters.

For more information and to create you perfect tailor-made holiday contact Just Journey in West Bridgford. justjourney.co.uk 01157 500500